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Importing/ingesting MXF into to Final Cut Express without problem for Editing

Facing issues when importing/ingesting MXF/P2 MXF into to Final Cut Express? Fortunately, here take an easy guide as an example for you to fix this issue. Learn how to importing and organizing MXF/P2 MXF clips in FCE without any problem.

MXF files are often recorded by high-end camcorders, such as Canon XF series, like XF305, XF300, Panasonic P2 series, Sony XDCAM series. These excellent camcorders record high-definition video footages in .mxf format. It’s good to maintain the high quality of the video by using MXF format, but this format is not compatible with editing software and other portable devices. For example, you may encounter many problems when you want to import MXF/P2 MXF to Final Cut Express.

What plug-in do I need to install so i can import and edit .MXF video files in Final Cut Express. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn’t work (the .MXF files are gray out not allowing me to select it.)
Just installed FCE. Cannot import or open MXF files taken by Panasonic. Updated to the latest version of the apps. The error “corrupted or unsupported fies” is the same with the following apps: FCP, iMovie and Avid. Any help will be appreciated.

MXF format is not well supported by the editing software like FCE, you may encounter many ingesting problems. To get those MXF/P2 MXF files work normally in FCE without rendering time, the best solution here is to encode MXF/P2 MXF to something that FCE can read easily.

After googling, we will get that Apple InterMediate Codec is the one that can be supported by FCE. So you will need a professional MXF Converter for Mac to help you to convert MXF/P2 MXF files to AIC MOV for FCE . Tips: MXF Converter FAQ

This MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended as it is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2, Canon XF series and Sony XDCAM camcorders to formats compatible with your video editing software like Final Cut Express, iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and more. Below is a brief guide for you.

Step-by-step guide- Convert MXF/P2 MXF files to AIC for FCE editing
Step 1: Import MXF files to the top MXF to AIC Converter.
Launch the MXF to FCE Converter. Click the button “Add Video” to add MXF/P2 MXF files to it or directly drag and drop the files your MXF files. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tips: If you have multiple MXF files, you can select the “Merge” box to merge the files into one single file for FCE so that you can play these files without interruption.
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Step 2: Select an output format for FCE and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). It is the compatible format for FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
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Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Note 1: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in FCE. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.

Note 2: You can customize the defaults and save them as custom conversion settings without affecting the original default selection.

Step 4: Start to convert MXF/P2 MXF files to AIC for Final Cut Express.
Click the “Convert” button, it will convert Canon MXF files to AIC for FCE on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the MXF to AIC conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for FCE by clicking on “import” button effortlessly.

Now you can easily import MXF/P2 MXF files to FCE for editing with high quality without any trouble.How to import the converted files into FCE to do post-production?
Run Final Cut Express, follow File > Import > Files…

January 17, 2015 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut ExpressMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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